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Clark Summer Recreation Camp Canceled for 2020 Season Says Bernardo

June 2, 2020

CLARK, NJ – Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo made the recommendation to cancel Clark Recreation’s Summer Camp for the 2020 season in an address to the Town Council on Monday evening.  In his address, Bernardo said there were too many safety concerns for children and many limitations put in place by New Jersey’s government officials that make camp impractical this ...

Virtually Packed Calendar of Events at the Clark Library for the Whole Family

CLARK. NJ -  The physical doors of Clark's Library are still closed but the staff has been busy providing many opportunities for the community to stay entertained, educated and in touch throughout the pandemic.   

The library plans to re-open when the governor eases restrictions.   In the meantime, officials said that all items currently checked out from the ...

Clark Mayor and Rec Director React to Govenor's Decision to Allow Summer Camps to Open

CLARK, NJ – Summer camps can open according to an announcement from Governor Murphy on Friday during his daily briefing.   According to Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso and Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo, parents should not start celebrating just yet.

“It’s like I am telling you that I’m letting you out of jail,” said Bonaccorso. “But not ...

Gov Murphy Highlights a Former Clark Resident in Thurday's Press Briefing

CLARK, NJ - In his briefing Thursday, Governor Murphy put names, faces and stories to several New Jerseyans lost to COVID-19 recently.    One was former Clark resident Martin Kennedy, 76, who died earlier this month from complications caused by the virus.

According to Murphy, Kennedy worked at the former Hyatt Roller Bearing in Clark before heading off to a 20-year career at ...

No Parade Needed to Pay Tribute to Clark's Fallen Heroes This Memorial Day

CLARK, NJ - Although the 2020 Memorial Day Parade was canceled due to the need to maintain social distance and restrict large public gatherings, the spirit of the day carries on in the tributes to those soldiers who died in active military service to their country. 

Retired Clark Police Officer, William Duffy, spent years researching each of Clark's fallen heroes and has ...

Clark Recycling to Remain on Wednesdays Through June

CLARK, NJ - According to town officials the Wednesday recycling pick-up schedule will continue through at least June.  The schedule is:

Zone 1—Wednesday, May 20 

Zone 2—Wednesday, May 27

Zone 1—Wednesday, June 3

Zone 2—Wednesday, June 10

Zone 1—Wednesday, June 17 

Zone 2—Wednesday, June 24

Schedules for the coming ...

Highlight Your Graduate on TAPinto Clark

CLARK, NJ – With traditional graduation ceremonies and related festivities scrapped because of social distancing measures, parents and the community at large must look for alternative ways to celebrate the Class of 2020. This year, TAPinto Clark is offering a special opportunity to highlight individual graduates in the local community this spring. 

Your graduate can be highlighted ...

Clark Cub Pack 145 Beautifies Miller Avenue With a Little Help From Friends

CLARK, NJ – Some local children have been busy beautifying an area of town recently.  The Bear Den of Cub Scout Pack 145  worked with others to plant flowers and spruce up a section of land between Miller and Westfield Avenues.   The den got the work done with the help of a Wolf, Tiger and a Brownie too.

The Pack has been planting flowers in preparation of ...

May Snow and Flurries Hit Clark Saturday... When Did That Last Happen?

CLARK, NJ — The town saw a snowfall Saturday — a notably unusual occurrence for May.

In fact, it’s historic, according to Bill Goodman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service who, referencing the figures for nearby Newark Airport, located in Union County, said the last time this happened was in 1977.

“That ties the all-time record for the latest ...

Laughter, Love, Virtual Hugs in Local Area COVID-19 Facebook Groups

WESTFIELD, NJ — Facebook recently added a “care” emoji of a yellow face hugging a heart to help users show support for each other while they are apart during the pandemic, the platform announced.

It comes at an ideal time as local residents responding to the pandemic have taken to Facebook with their humor, uplifting tales and information about COVID-19 in a series of ...

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

Community Conversations: Guiding Patients with Cancer

Join Eric Whitman, MD, medical director of Cancer Care for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will share guidance for patients with cancer as we coexist with COVID-19.

Union County College Establishes COVID-19 Student Emergency Relief Fund to Fill the Gaps

June 2, 2020

CRANFORD – In March 2020, as the impact of COVID-19 became imminent, Union County College, in partnership with the Union County College Foundation, established a COVID-19 Student Emergency Relief Fund. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, over half of the students at Union County College reported facing financial challenges, ranging from food insecurities to housing issues. However, today, ...

2020 4th of July Fireworks at Union County Parks Canceled

May 28, 2020

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
Plainfield fireworks ...

Union Freeholders’ 2020 Budget Won't Increase County Taxes, Impact Varies by Town

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The freeholder board approved a budget that will not increase county taxes — the first time in nearly 20 years — to ease financial pain for residents and business owners caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 2020 budget, which was unanimously passed Thursday night, promised to avoid layoffs and maintain essential county services, while having an ...

'Justice for George Floyd,' Police March Alongside Hundreds in Camden

May 31, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — A police lieutenant shouted, “No justice!”

And hundreds responded, "No peace!"

Protests against police brutality have unfolded across the nation over the weekend following the death of George Floyd.

Perhaps nowhere as uniquely as in Camden, where officers and the police chief on Saturday stood hand in hand ...

Shop Owner's Facebook Live Stream Shut Down by Bernardsville Police for Violating Executive Order

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ  — The owner of a gift shop in downtown Bernardsville had her live-streamed Facebook sales demonstration from inside her store interrupted early on Tuesday evening by a borough police officer.

Katherine Hermes, owner of Country Home in Olcott Square, was displaying her merchandise in her store to a live Facebook audience when she received a knock on her door ...

Wood-Ridge Crafters Crochet Ear Savers to Help Healthcare Heroes

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  Crafty residents in Wood-Ridge have been spending their days hand making one of the newest in-demand products in the healthcare industry: ear savers. As of May 10, the group has crafted and donated over 3,000 ear savers to hospitals, rehab centers, and nursing homes in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California.

Ear savers work by holding the ...

New Jersey Prosecutors Issue Statement on George Floyd Death

May 31, 2020

Message from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing.  Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in Minneapolis, but by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights division, as it should be.

As ...

I photographed a George Floyd protest in Newark. This is what I Witnessed.

June 2, 2020

Daniel Han is a freelance journalist, Westfield High School Graduate of 2019 and freshman studying journalism at Rutgers University.

I entered Newark, N.J. on Saturday with shatter-proof goggles, a helmet and camera. As a freelance photographer, I wanted to capture the historic moment of the George Floyd protests, but was also nervous. Footage of Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia ...

Obituaries

Apr 10, 1934 - Oct 23, 2019
Emily Bielen (nee Mazur), 85, of Clark, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.
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Clark Police Looking For Owner of Lost 'Attack' Dog Wednesday Morning

May 27, 2020

CLARK, NJ- Clark Police posted a notice to their Facebook page on Wednesday morning searching for the owners of a " 2 lb. female yorkie attack dog,"  as pictured in the cuddly photo taken in the arms of a CPD member.   

Humor aside, if anyone knows the owner of the the dog found on Meissner Way, please call the PD desk at 732-388-3434.   I appears officers ...